Audiosurf gets a free, audioscrobblin' update

Justin McElroy
J. McElroy|05.06.08

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Justin McElroy
May 6th, 2008
In this article: audiosurf, PC, steam
Audiosurf gets a free, audioscrobblin' update

If you haven't taken a procedurally-generated spin on your copy of runaway indie hit Audiosurf for a while, you may want to fire it up: The game has gotten a batch of new features, referred to collectively as the "FM Update." You'll now be able to run the game as a music visualizer, make scoreboard comments and create your own mods. All the features (which we've listed after the jump) will automatically download the next time you load the game on Steam.

Perhaps most notably, audioscrobbling has been enabled in the new patch. We here at Joystiq would like to remind everyone that though audioscrobbling seems fun and a good way to really get to know people, it should only be performed by adults and only with protection.

Audioscrobblin' -- It's Worth The Wait.®

New features: audioscrobbling
--Comments tab on every song's scoreboard
--Customized player news on the song loading screen (when friends last played, songs you're champion of, etc...)
--Command interface for 3rd party mod apps (extensions)
--New hover vehicle for Eraser Elite
--Added Vegas ability: generate a random powerup every 60 seconds
--You can play freeride as a music visualizer on your desktop while other applications are running, and it will automatically advance to the next song in your current folder or current m3u playlist
--Improved Strategy Guide look
--Eraser Elite now has 8 rows of tiles (like Pusher Elite)
--Score browser now refreshes popular songs when you first open it
--Added blending to top and bottom black frame in gameplay
--Add a graphic to display your chain reaction multiplier at the bottom of the screen
--Longer-lasting fireworks on enhanced detail
--Maximum song length extended to 60 minutes
--Made additional texture mods possible (tiles, tileflyups, cliff)
--If you put a traffic.png file in the textures folder it will be used for traffic instead of blocks
--Going back in song browser remembers mousewheel scroll position
--Sound effect theme is saved between play sessions
--Checkbox added to stop being shown character videos
--Added OK button to the loading/news page. Gives you more time to read the news on the loading page if you want it
--No longer automatically goes fullscreen when maximizing
--X360 controller can now pause/resume play with the Start button
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